CELEBRI­TIES LINE OUT FOR GOOD CAUSE

New Ross Standard - - NEWS - By ES­THER HAY­DEN

FORMER Wex­ford hurl­ing man­ager Liam Grif­fin ex­pe­ri­enced vic­tory once again at the sixth an­nual Hurl­ing for Cancer Re­search match in aid of the Ir­ish Cancer So­ci­ety. Or­gan­ised by Olye­gate horse trainer Jim Bol­ger the match is one of the high­lights of the char­ity’s cal­en­dar of events and saw a record crowd of al­most 4,000 de­scended on St. Con­leth’s Park, New­bridge.

Jim Bol­ger’s Stars, man­aged by Liam Grif­fin and ably as­sisted by Clare leg­end and cur­rent Wex­ford man­ager, Davy Fitzger­ald, made a quick start and points from TJ Reid, James Dowl­ing and Char­lie Carter put them into an early lead. The first of the goals also went the way of Jim Bol­ger’s Stars, Char­lie Carter, hit­ting the net af­ter some good work from ex Ire­land Soccer In­ter­na­tional, Stephen Hunt.

Jockey Jamie Codd, reg­is­tered Davy Rus­sell’s Best’s first goal of the game when his de­flected shot flashed past former Wex­ford goalie Damien

Martin Storey, captain of Wex­ford’s All Ire­land-win­ning team in 1996, with cur­rent star Lee Chin, both rep­re­sent­ing Davy Rus­sell’s Best.

Former Ir­ish soccer in­ter­na­tional Niall Quinn play­ing for Davy Rus­sell’s Best team.

Larry O’Gor­man, former Wex­ford hurler.

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